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TrophyCatch Hall of Fame catches abound

March 04, 2015 

Since New Year’s Day, seven anglers have submitted bass heavier than 13 pounds to the FWC's TrophyCatch program, all of which were released alive. 

Do not disturb Florida’s nesting sea turtles

March 03, 2015 

“People can help save threatened and endangered sea turtles by giving them enough space and privacy to safely and successfully lay their eggs. It’s as simple as keeping your distance and avoiding shining lights or taking flash photos of the nesting sea turtles. 

Free hunter safety Internet-completion course offered in Gadsden County

March 03, 2015 

The course takes place at Talon Shooting Range, 550 Commerce Blvd., Midway. Instruction is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 15. 

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for March 7 in Miami

March 02, 2015 

The public is invited to surrender any exotic animals they have been keeping as pets – no penalties and no questions asked. 

Contractors sought to help address human-bear conflicts in Highlands and Lee counties

March 02, 2015 

FWC biologists will provide training for the bear response contractor, who will assist in trapping, community outreach, retrieval of carcasses resulting from vehicle collisions and other tasks. 

Free hunter safety Internet-completion course offered in Broward and St. Lucie counties

February 27, 2015 

The FWC is offering a free hunter safety Internet-completion course in Dania Beach and Fort Pierce. 

It’s time to be talkin’ turkey

February 27, 2015 

For adults, the highly anticipated spring turkey season first comes in south of S.R. 70 and runs March 7 – April 12. In the rest of the state (except for Holmes County), it runs March 21 – April 26. In Holmes County, the season runs March 21 – April 5. 

FWC arrests man for vessel homicide

February 27, 2015 

Following the completion of an accident investigation, the FWC issued an arrest warrant for a Sunny Isles man on a vessel homicide charge. Felipe Escobar turned himself in when notified. 

Volunteers needed at Escribano Point WMA

February 26, 2015 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is seeking volunteers from the public to assist in conservation efforts at Escribano Point Wildlife Management Area (WMA). 

FWC requests public to share images, video of barge that sank in Fort Pierce inlet

February 26, 2015 

FWC Law Enforcement is continuing the investigation into the cirumstances surrounding a barge that sank in the Fort Pierce inlet on Feb. 24 and is asking the public for help gathering information. 

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